The world faces many challenges and managing our forests is very important. Illegal logging is the harvesting of timber in contravention of the laws and regulations of the country of harvest. Illegal logging is a global problem with significant negative economic, environmental and social impact.
In October 2010, the EU adopted a new timber regulation to combat trade in illegally harvested timber. This makes it illegal to place illegally harvested timber products on the European marketplace. All operators supplying timber or timber products must provide a due diligence system of operation which includes storing information regarding the supplier, buyer and product for a minimum of five years. All Whiteriver Group timber products are completely compliant with these new regulations.